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Eric D. Coleman

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Contact: Lawrence Cook

February 29, 2012

Statement of Senator Coleman on Newly Confirmed Judges

Diverse group of new jurists includes three females, one African American and one Asian American

Today Senator Eric Coleman (D-Bloomfield), Senate Chair of the Judiciary Committee, offered the following statement on the Senate confirmation of a diverse group of six new judges.

“Governor Malloy nominated a diverse group of individuals to be judges in the State of Connecticut, including three females, an African American and an Asian. All of these choices reflect great potential for success as jurists, and they bring experiences to their responsibilities that are collectively impressive. All of the new nominees hold the potential of making a significant positive impact concerning the administration of justice in the State of Connecticut,” said Senator Coleman.

He continued, “I commend Governor Malloy for the careful selections he has made, and the Judiciary Committee for thoughtful deliberations regarding each of the nominees.”

Six new judges were confirmed by the State Senate today, in addition to the reappointment of several others. The six new judges include:

  • Anna M. Ficeto of Wolcott, to be a Judge of the Superior Court
  • Maureen McCabe Murphy of Middletown, to be a Judge of the Superior Court
  • Donna Nelson Heller of Riverside, to be a Judge of the Superior Court
  • Raheem L. Mullins of Cromwell, to be a Judge of the Superior Court
  • Leeland J. Cole-Chu of Salem, to be a Judge of the Superior Court
  • Kenneth B. Povodator of Fairfield, to be a Judge of the Superior Court

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